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Our Urban Future                   Key issues and challenges for sustainability    Nicholas.You@Citistates.com           N...
Getting                     There                     The    The Challenges                     Barriers                  ...
The Challenges      Mega-trends       of the 21st        century                     @                          Urbanisati...
The Challenges                                   Mega-trend: Urbanisation            World is now           50% urban and ...
The Challenges                              Mega-trend: Globalisation    Economic growth but:    • Urbanisation of       p...
The Challenges                            Mega-trend: Climate Change    • Urbanisation =      irreversible      changes in...
The Challenges                            Mega-trend: Governance     Inability to predict        and contain:      • Energ...
Smart Infrastructure                           @                                    Smart Communities                     ...
Looking Forward        Integrated                      vs                           Sectoral9
Getting There         Sustainable               urban        development             policies                        @    ...
Getting There          PPP                     @                           Creating Value                         locally ...
The Barriers        Social/Cultural   &   Political & Institutional12
Overcoming the barriers            Alternative                 Policy             Options &            Education          ...
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Informed Cities Forum 2011 Urban Future Nicholas You

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Informed Cities Forum 2011 Urban Future Nicholas You

  1. 1. Our Urban Future Key issues and challenges for sustainability Nicholas.You@Citistates.com Naples, October 20111
  2. 2. Getting There The The Challenges Barriers Overcoming Them2
  3. 3. The Challenges Mega-trends of the 21st century @ Urbanisation Globalisation Climate Change3
  4. 4. The Challenges Mega-trend: Urbanisation World is now 50% urban and urbanising rapidly Percentage of Rural and Urban Population @ 70 60 World Population: Urban Population: 50 2000 - 6.1 billion 2000 - 2.9 billion Percentage 40 Urban Population Rural Population 30 2015 - 7.2 billion 2015 - 3.8 billion 20 2030 - 8.1 billion 2030 - 5.0 billion 10 0 2000 2015 2030 Years4
  5. 5. The Challenges Mega-trend: Globalisation Economic growth but: • Urbanisation of poverty & social exclusion • 30% to 60% urban population living in slums @ • Rising perceptions of injustice leading to crime & violence5
  6. 6. The Challenges Mega-trend: Climate Change • Urbanisation = irreversible changes in the way we use land, water & energy • Cities generate 80% of all waste & 70% of GHG emissions @ • Cities are both the cause and the victims of climate change6
  7. 7. The Challenges Mega-trend: Governance Inability to predict and contain: • Energy crisis • Food crisis • Financial crisis @ • Political crisis7
  8. 8. Smart Infrastructure @ Smart Communities Top 5 : 5.68 kg/yr (C$ 2.74) Bottom 5: 328 kg/yr (C$ 158) [Δ = >57]8
  9. 9. Looking Forward Integrated vs Sectoral9
  10. 10. Getting There Sustainable urban development policies @ new business models10
  11. 11. Getting There PPP @ Creating Value locally & globally11
  12. 12. The Barriers Social/Cultural & Political & Institutional12
  13. 13. Overcoming the barriers Alternative Policy Options & Education @ Greater Region Agreements & Planning13

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